the MSI Wind U270 is shaping up to be a serious competitor in the range 12.1″ category running the AMD Zacate E350. Accroding to Pierre over at Blogeee who got his hands on one for unboxing its swift & responsive, relatively simple and quiet with good build quality. MSI isn’t straying from its reputation of as the U270 is sturdy, made with thick plastic and offers 2 year global warranty.
The unit has a very thin bezel around its 1366 x 768 resolution display which is great to see on a 12.1″ device. The U270 also offers i USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, VGA out, HDMI, SD card reader and the standard audio jack, ethernet & kensington lock. The finish of the unit is very glossy and a finger print magnet just like its screen. They chiclet keyboard was very well built and offered little flex when typing.
Our hands on video with the U270
MSI Wind U270 Specs:
Processor: AMD Zacate E350 1.6 GHz Dual Core
Chipset: AMD Radeon 6310
RAM: 2 GB (DDR3) Expandable to 4GB
Storage: 320 GB 5400 rpm HDD
Display: 11.6 inch 1366 x 768 a Brilliant LED backlight
Networks: WiFi 802.11b/g/n, 10/100/1000 Ethernet, Bluetooth 2.1, DLNA
Connectivity: 2 USB 2.0 port, 1 USB 3.0, 1 HDMI port, headphone and microphone, 1 VGA port, 1 RJ45 port
Audio: HD audio, 2 stereo speakers, microphone
Memory Card Reader: SDHC – MMC
Webcam: 1.3 megapixel
Battery: Lithium-Ion 6 cells
Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit